Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 23cm (9in)

Step 2
Put the Trex, sugar, eggs, almond essence, lemon zest and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl. Add the ground almonds, polenta, salt and baking powder. Use a wooden spoon to beat together until smooth and creamy, about one to two minutes.

Step 3
Transfer to the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4
To decorate, mix the icing sugar with the lemon zest and lemon juice to make a thin icing. Drizzle over the cake and decorate with lemon jelly slices. Leave until set, then serve.

Lemon & Almond Polenta Cake

Lemon & Almond Polenta Cake

This moist cake is made with ground almonds and instant polenta, making it wheat-free and gluten free — though you’d never guess!

Serves:

45
MINS

Bake Time: 45 mins

Suitable for home freezing

Suitable for vegetarians

INGREDIENTS

A little Trex, for greasing
125g5oz Trex, at room temperature
150g6oz Caster sugar
44 Large eggs
½ tsp½ tsp Almond essence
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
200g7oz Ground almonds
200g7oz Instant polenta
Pinch salt
2 tsp2 tsp Baking powder(gluten free)

To decorate

100g4oz Icing sugar
1 tsp1 tsp Finely grated lemon zest
2-3 tbsp2-3 tbsp Lemon juice
Lemon jelly slices, to decorate

METHOD

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 23cm (9in)

Step 2
Put the Trex, sugar, eggs, almond essence, lemon zest and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl. Add the ground almonds, polenta, salt and baking powder. Use a wooden spoon to beat together until smooth and creamy, about one to two minutes.

Step 3
Transfer to the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4
To decorate, mix the icing sugar with the lemon zest and lemon juice to make a thin icing. Drizzle over the cake and decorate with lemon jelly slices. Leave until set, then serve.

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